But most people don’t realise they’re experiencing the symptoms of an asthma attack during intimate moments.
Outside of the bedroom, other asthma triggers include pollen, allergies, smoke, air pollution, furry pets, disinfectants, mould and exercise.
It was noted one of the reasons this condition may be underreported is due to the “intimate nature of the subject.”
“People may not be comfortable discussing with their allergist an asthma flare that was caused by sex. But allergists are specialists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asthma,” said allergist A.M. Aminian, MD, an ACAAI member and co-author of the study.
“When sexual activity-induced asthma is properly identified and treated, allergists are better able to improve their patient’s quality of life,” he said.
Using your inhaler 30 minutes prior to sex can prevent an asthma attack, allowing you and your partner to keep the party going.
Dr Leung recommended for people to use their inhaler 30 minutes before sex to prevent an asthma attack.
“Some patients might think it takes away from the romance, but nothing is more romantic than taking care of yourself and not having your partner observe an asthma attack," she told Healio.
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